Some of you might remember ten years ago seeing The Avengers, a movie version of the popular British spy show from the sixties. The movie was a big-budget dud, and I only bring this up because of a scene where John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) and Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) walk across the Thames River in giant plastic balls.
These massive spheres filled with air are available in real life from a company called Waterwalkerz.com. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like you are able to effortlessly walk on water with perfect balance like Steed and Peel.
However, if you like the idea of being a hamster in a ball, then this is the key to hours of fun at the pool, beach, or lake. Check out the YouTube video after the jump if you want to see these in action.
Waterwalkerz also has some other “exciting inflatables”. The Waterrollerz, for example, are just like the Waterwalkerz, but they are cylinder-shaped. They also have the Moonwalkerz, a more cushioned sphere of air that is designed for rolling around on the land.
Waterwalkerz are available throughout the world, but they have many places of availability in Britain. I’m not certain on the price of rental or sale, but they would certainly make any event something to remember.
If you have ever tried one of these rides, leave a comment. I would like to know about your experience, and I would also like to know how Waterwalkerz can seal the bubble so that it is airtight. Also, what keeps the user from suffocating inside this airtight shell?